Escorted Bike Trip To Barbizon

Day and time: Saturdays at 09.45am

Duration: 7 hours (approx)

Difficulty: **medium cycling, hilly in some parts

Audience: leisure cyclists, competent child cyclists from 8 years upwards under the responsibility &  supervision of their parents 

Unsuitable: young children, adrenalin seekers 

Round trip: 25 kms

Traffic: cycle paths all the way to the village away from traffic

Bikes available: adult mountain bikes 21 gears (S, M, L, XL), child bikes 1m30-1m50 6 gears (24″) 

Max participants: 9

Min participants for service to operate: 3

Price: 50 euros per person

 

Description:

This is an accompanied service, you will be escorted by our Bike Leader at a leisurely pace. We are fortunate to have an access to the forest less than 100 metres from the bike rental premises. Don’t be disheartened by the first 10 minutes – the beginning starts with a hill. Once you are up, it’s a pretty smooth ride from that point onwards.   

The outward route is through the forest all the way… Upon arriving in Barbizon at around 11.30/11.45 you will have 2 hours free time. You can choose to: 

:: take a walk around the scenic village, visit the boutiques & art galleries

:: enjoy a picnic or lunch in one of the tasty local restaurants (not included in price), in 2020, we recommend you book a restaurant in advance 

:: visit the Auberge Ganne Barbizon School of Painters Museum (ticket not included in price)

The return trip takes involves some road cycling in Fontainebleau town. A 1.5 hour stop to visit the chateau (tickets not included), gardens (free entrance) or have a refreshment at your leisure. Then we cycle back through the park to Avon, the trip finishes 200 metres from the train station. 

*The bike leader is not a guide, he/she is an English speaking staff member who will lead you at a leisurely pace.

Highlights:

– Panoramic views

– Calvary Cross

– Route des Hauteurs de la Solle  

– Apremont Gorges

– Barbizon Painter’s Village (2 hour stop)

– Fontainebleau town (1.5 hour stop)